§ 20. Mr. EMMOTT
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the German Government have explained to His Majesty's Government the reason of their failure to answer the inquiry addressed to them by His Majesty's Government on 6th May?
§ Viscount CRANBORNE
The German Government have given no formal explanation of their delay in replying to the British inquiries. They have, however, indicated that they have hitherto been reluctant to return an answer in view of the obscurity of the international situation.
§ Lieut.-Commander FLETCHER
Is the Noble Lord aware of the open contempt with which the officially-inspired Press of Germany is treating this questionnaire?